A RENEWABLE energy solutions provider has distributed medical and school supplies to 10 schools in the provinces of Isabela, Ifugao and Benguet as they prepare for another school year amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.
SN Aboitiz Power (SNAP)-Magat, through Wilhelmino Ferrer, assistant vice president and plant manager, and Veronica Adsuara, plant support services senior manager, distributed the supplies to Ambatali Elementary School, Villa Marcos Elementary School, and Gen. Aguinaldo Elementary School Main and Annex, all in Ramon town, Isabela; and the main and annex branches of Sto. Domingo Elementary School in Alfonso Lista town, Ifugao.
Ferrer said the supplies consisted of paper and ink; alcohol, bleach and face masks to the six host schools on August 22 and August 24.
SNAP-Benguet, through Rose White, plant support services senior manager, and Jerry Rio, administration personnel, also turned over alcohol, bleach, face masks and backpack sprays to four host schools on August 27.
White identified the beneficiaries as Ambuklao Elementary School and the Ambuklao branch of Tublay School of Home Industries in Bokod, and Binga Elementary School and Binga National High School in Itogon town. Ambuklao Elementary School also received a portable hand-washing sink.
SNAP said the assistance was part of its Covid-19 response to host communities, specifically in support of its host schools’ modular distance learning program (MDLP) to keep basic education accessible amid the crisis.
The Department of Education has set the start of school year 2020-2021 on October 5. The MDLP involves teachers handing over printed modules to parents or guardians of students on weekly scheduled days. The modules usually contain different activities and performance tasks for students.
A joint venture between SN Power of Norway and AboitizPower, SNAP supplies clean, renewable and dependable energy through its 105-megawatt (MW) Ambuklao hydro plant and 140-MW Binga hydro facility in Benguet. SNAP also operates the 8.5-megawatt Maris hydro plant in Isabela and the 360- to 388-MW Magat hydro facility on the border of Isabela and Ifugao.